2019–20 New York Rangers
Division 7th Metropolitan
Conference 11th Eastern
2019–20 record 37–28–5
Home record 18–16–2
Road record 19–12–3
Goals for 234
Goals against 222
General Manager Jeff Gorton
Coach David Quinn
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Jesper Fast
Chris Kreider
Marc Staal
Mika Zibanejad
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 17,206[1]
Team leaders
Goals Mika Zibanejad (41)
Assists Artemi Panarin (63)
Points Artemi Panarin (95)
Penalties in minutes Brendan Lemieux (111)
Wins Alexandar Georgiev (17)
Goals against average Igor Shestyorkin (2.52)

The 2019–20 New York Rangers season was the franchise's 93rd season of play and their 94th season overall.

The season was suspended by the league officials on March 12, 2020, after several other professional and collegiate sports organizations followed suit as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] On May 26, the NHL regular season was officially declared over with the remaining games being cancelled.[4] The Rangers advanced to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016–17 season, but were swept in the qualifying round by the Carolina Hurricanes.[5]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Metropolitan Division Standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 Washington Capitals 69 41 20 8 31 240 215 .652
2 Philadelphia Flyers 69 41 21 7 31 232 196 86
3 Pittsburgh Penguins 69 40 23 6 29 224 196 86
4 Carolina Hurricanes 68 38 25 5 27 222 193 81
5 New York Islanders 68 35 23 10 24 192 193 80
6 Columbus BlueJackets 70 33 22 15 25 180 187 81
7 New York Rangers 70 37 28 5 31 234 222 79
8 New Jersey Devils 69 28 29 12 22 189 230 68

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Eastern Conference standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 Boston Bruins 70 44 14 12 38 227 174 .714
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 70 43 21 6 35 245 195 .657
3 Washington Capitals 69 41 20 8 31 240 215 .652
4 Philadelphia Flyers 69 41 21 7 31 232 196 .645
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 69 40 23 6 29 224 196 .623
6 Carolina Hurricanes 68 38 25 5 27 222 193 .596
7 New York Islanders 68 35 23 10 24 192 193 .588
8 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 36 25 9 28 238 227 .579
9 Columbus BlueJackets 70 33 22 15 25 180 187 .579
10 Florida Panthers 69 35 26 8 30 231 228 .565
11 New York Rangers 70 37 28 5 31 234 222 .564
12 Montreal Canadiens 71 31 31 9 19 212 221 .500
13 Buffalo Sabres 69 30 31 8 22 195 217 .493
14 New Jersey Devils 69 28 29 12 22 189 230 .493
15 Ottawa Senators 71 25 34 12 18 191 243 .437
16 Detroit Red Wings 71 17 49 5 13 145 267 .275

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The preseason schedule was published on June 18, 2019.[6]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was published on June 25, 2019.[7]

2019–20 game log

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Rangers faced the Carolina Hurricanes in the qualifying round,[8] and were defeated in three games.[9]

2020 Stanley Cup playoffs

      Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Final stats[10][11]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular season[12]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Panarin, ArtemiArtemi Panarin 69 32 63 95 +36 20
Zibanejad, MikaMika Zibanejad 57 41 34 75 +9 14
Strome, RyanRyan Strome 70 18 41 59 +21 48
DeAngelo, TonyTony DeAngelo 68 15 38 53 +12 47
Buchnevich, PavelPavel Buchnevich 68 16 30 46 +2 24
Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider 63 24 21 45 +13 58
Fox, AdamAdam Fox 70 8 34 42 +22 32
Fast, JesperJesper Fast 69 12 17 29 +16 20
Trouba, JacobJacob Trouba 70 7 20 27 –12 61
Chytil, FilipFilip Chytil 60 14 9 23 –7 10
Kakko, KaapoKaapo Kakko 66 10 13 23 –26 14
Skjei, BradyBrady Skjei

|| 60 || 8 || 15 || 23 || –6 || 41

Howden, BrettBrett Howden 70 9 10 19 –11 28
Lemieux, BrendanBrendan Lemieux 59 6 12 18 –14 111
Lindgren, RyanRyan Lindgren 60 1 13 14 +16 47
Staal, MarcMarc Staal 52 2 9 11 +5 16
McKegg, GregGreg McKegg 53 5 4 9 –2 17
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 62 3 5 8 –12 71
Hajek, LiborLibor Hajek 28 0 5 5 –4 12
Di Giuseppe, PhillipPhillip Di Giuseppe 20 1 3 4 +1 2
Gauthier, JulienJulien Gauthier

|| 12 || 0 || 2 || 2 || –1 || 2

Haley, MichealMicheal Haley 22 1 0 1 –7 50
Gettinger, TimTim Gettinger 2 0 1 1 +1 0
Andersson, LiasLias Andersson 17 0 1 1 –8 4
Namestnikov, VladislavVladislav Namestnikov

|| 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –2 || 2

Fogarty, StevenSteven Fogarty 7 0 0 0 –1 0
Nieves, BooBoo Nieves 4 0 0 0 +2 4

Playoffs [13]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Panarin, ArtemiArtemi Panarin 3 1 1 2 –3 0
Zibanejad, MikaMika Zibanejad 3 1 1 2 –1 0
Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider 3 1 1 2 0 6
Strome, RyanRyan Strome 3 0 2 2 –3 7
Staal, MarcMarc Staal 3 1 0 1 –4 0
Trouba, JacobJacob Trouba 3 0 1 1 –2 0
DeAngelo, TonyTony DeAngelo 3 0 1 1 –6 16
Lindgren, RyanRyan Lindgren 3 0 1 1 0 0
Fogarty, StevenSteven Fogarty 1 0 0 0 0 0
Buchnevich, PavelPavel Buchnevich 3 0 0 0 –1 6
McKegg, GregGreg McKegg 3 0 0 0 –3 2
Howden, BrettBrett Howden 3 0 0 0 –3 4
Fast, JesperJesper Fast 1 0 0 0 –1 0
Lemieux, BrendanBrendan Lemieux 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kakko, KaapoKaapo Kakko 3 0 0 0 –1 0
Chytil, FilipFilip Chytil 3 0 0 0 –1 2
Gauthier, JulienJulien Gauthier 3 0 0 0 –1 0
Fox, AdamAdam Fox 3 0 0 0 +2 2
Di Giuseppe, PhillipPhillip Di Giuseppe 3 0 0 0 –3 0
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 3 0 0 0 –1 4

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular season[14]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Georgiev, AlexandarAlexandar Georgiev 34 32 1,891:44 17 14 2 96 3.04 1,063 .910 2 0 1 0
Shestyorkin, IgorIgor Shestyorkin 12 12 691:35 10 2 0 29 2.52 424 .932 0 0 0 0
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 30 26 1,596:44 10 12 3 84 3.16 883 .905 1 0 1 2
Playoffs [15]
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 2 2 119:09 0 2 7 3.52 71 .901 0 0 0 0
Shestyorkin, IgorIgor Shestyorkin 1 1 58:08 0 1 3 3.10 30 .900 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Rangers. Stats reflect time with the Rangers only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Rangers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Fox, AdamAdam Fox 1st NHL career game October 3, 2019
Hajek, LiborLibor Hajek 1st NHL career game October 3, 2019
Kakko, KaapoKaapo Kakko 1st NHL career game October 3, 2019
Kaapo Kakko 1st NHL career goal October 12, 2019
Strome, RyanRyan Strome 200th NHL career point October 24, 2019
Adam Fox 1st NHL career point October 24, 2019
Adam Fox 1st NHL career goal October 29, 2019
Staal, MarcMarc Staal 850th NHL career game November 6, 2019
Gettinger, TimTim Gettinger 1st NHL career point November 22, 2019
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 1,000th career NHL game November 27, 2019
Adam Fox 1st NHL career power play goal November 30, 2019
Chytil, FilipFilip Chytil 100th NHL career game November 30, 2019
Shestyorkin, IgorIgor Shestyorkin 1st NHL career game
1st NHL career win
January 7, 2020
DeAngelo, TonyTony DeAngelo 1st NHL career hat trick January 9, 2020

Records[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Record Reached
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 450th career NHL win (6th all-time) October 3, 2019
Henrik Lundqvist 454th career NHL win (tied 5th all-time) November 20, 2019
Henrik Lundqvist 455th career NHL win (5th all-time) November 25, 2019

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Rangers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2019–20 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) To Buffalo Sabres
Jimmy Vesey
To New York Rangers
3rd-round pick in 2021
[16]
October 7, 2019 (2019-10-07) To Ottawa Senators
Vladislav Namestnikov
To New York Rangers
Nick Ebert
4th-round pick in 2021
[17]
February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18) To Carolina Hurricanes
Joey Keane
To New York Rangers
Julien Gauthier
[18]
February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18) To Philadelphia Flyers
Future considerations
To New York Rangers
Jean-Francois Berube
[19]
February 24, 2020 (2020-02-24) To Carolina Hurricanes
Brady Skjei
To New York Rangers
Conditional 1st-round pick in 2020
[20]

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Chris Bigras to Philadelphia Flyers 2-year [21]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) John Gilmour to Buffalo Sabres 1-year [22]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Greg McKegg from Carolina Hurricanes 1-year [23]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Danny O'Regan from Buffalo Sabres 1-year [23]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Artemi Panarin from Columbus Blue Jackets 7-year [24]
July 18, 2019 (2019-07-18) Phillip Di Giuseppe from Nashville Predators 1-year [25]
August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20) Rob O'Gara to San Antonio Rampage (AHL) 1-year [26]
September 17, 2019 (2019-09-17) Fredrik Claesson to Carolina Hurricanes 1-year [27]
October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01) Micheal Haley from San Jose Sharks 1-year [28]
October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25) Connor Brickley to Red Bull Salzburg (EBEL) 1-year [29]
October 5, 2019 (2019-10-05) Chris Nell to Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL) 1-year [30]
October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08) Brandon Halverson to Norfolk Admirals (ECHL) 1-year [31]
October 28, 2019 (2019-10-28) Vitali Kravtsov to Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL) 1-year [32]
March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10) Patrick Khodorenko from Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten) 3-year [33]
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20) Austin Rueschhoff from Western Michigan Broncos (NCHC) 2-year [34]
April 2, 2020 (2020-04-02) Justin Richards from Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (NCHC) 2-year [35]

Waivers[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) from/to

Contract terminations[edit | edit source]

Date Player Via Ref
August 1, 2019 (2019-08-01) Kevin Shattenkirk Buyout [36]
December 12, 2019 (2019-12-12) Ville Meskanen Mutual termination [37]
May 31, 2020 (2020-05-31) Sean Day Mutual termination [38]

Retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)

Signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 11, 2019 (2019-07-11) Kaapo Kakko 3-year [39]
July 11, 2019 (2019-07-11) Jacob Trouba 7-year [40]
July 24, 2019 (2019-07-24) Vinni Lettieri 1-year [41][42]
July 26, 2019 (2019-07-26) Pavel Buchnevich 2-year [43]
September 11, 2019 (2019-09-11) Brendan Lemieux 1-year [44]
September 20, 2019 (2019-09-20) Tony DeAngelo 1-year [45][46]
October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08) Matthew Robertson 3-year [47]
February 24, 2020 (2020-02-24) Chris Kreider 7-year [48]
March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16) K'Andre Miller 3-year [49]
May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08) Tyler Wall 2-year [50]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of New York Rangers draft picks

Below are the New York Rangers' selections at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 21 and 22, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Kaapo Kakko RW  Finland TPS (Liiga)
2 491 Matthew Robertson D  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
2 582 Karl Henriksson C  Sweden Frölunda J20 (J20 SuperElit)
3 68 Zachary Jones D  United States Tri-City Storm (USHL)
4 1123 Hunter Skinner D  United States Lincoln Stars (USHL)
5 130 Leevi Aaltonen RW  Finland KalPa U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)
6 161 Adam Edstrom C  Sweden Mora IK J20 (J20 SuperElit)
7 2054 Eric Ciccolini RW  Canada Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)

Notes:

  1. The Dallas Stars' second-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on February 23, 2019, that sent Mats Zuccarello to Dallas in exchange for a conditional third-round pick in 2020 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[51]
  2. The Tampa Bay Lightning's second-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on February 26, 2018, that sent Ryan McDonagh and J. T. Miller to Tampa Bay in exchange for Vladislav Namestnikov, Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, a first-round pick in 2018 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[52]
  3. The Columbus Blue Jackets' fourth-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on February 25, 2019, that sent Adam McQuaid to Columbus in exchange for Julius Bergman, a seventh-round pick in 2019 and this pick.[53]
  4. The Columbus Blue Jackets' seventh-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on February 25, 2019, that sent Adam McQuaid to Columbus in exchange for Julius Bergman, a fourth-round pick in 2019 and this pick.[53]

References[edit | edit source]

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  17. Rangers Acquire Ebert and 4th-Round Pick in 2021 Draft for Namestnikov (October 7, 2019). Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  18. Rangers Acquire Forward Julien Gauthier (February 18, 2020). Retrieved on February 18, 2020.
  19. Rangers Acquire Goaltender J-F Berube (February 19, 2020). Retrieved on February 20, 2020.
  20. Rangers Acquire a First-Round Pick in 2020 NHL Entry Draft (February 24, 2020). Retrieved on February 25, 2020.
  21. Flyers Free Agency Tracker 2019 (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on August 5, 2019.
  22. Sabres, John Gilmour agree to 1-year deal (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on August 5, 2019.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Rangers Agree to Terms With Greg McKegg and Danny O'Regan (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on July 31, 2019.
  24. Rangers Agree to Terms With Free Agent Forward Artemi Panarin (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on July 31, 2019.
  25. Rangers Agree to Terms With Free Agent Forward Phillip Di Giuseppe (July 18, 2019). Retrieved on July 31, 2019.
  26. Rampage agree to terms with defenseman Rob O'Gara (August 20, 2019). Retrieved on August 28, 2019.
  27. Canes Sign Claesson to One-Year, Two-Way Deal (September 17, 2019). Retrieved on September 18, 2019.
  28. Rangers Agree to Terms with Micheal Haley (October 1, 2019). Retrieved on October 2, 2019.
  29. Red Bulls verstärken sich mit amerikanischem Stürmer (de-AT) (October 25, 2019). Retrieved on October 31, 2019.
  30. Swamp Rabbits Sign Chris Nell (October 5, 2019). Retrieved on November 19, 2019.
  31. Admirals Acquire Three in Exchange for the Rights to VanWormer (October 8, 2019). Retrieved on November 19, 2019. “-The Admirals have signed goaltender Brandon Halverson to a SPC.”
  32. Виталий Кравцов вернулся в "Трактор" (ru-RU) (October 28, 2019). Retrieved on October 31, 2019.
  33. Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Patrick Khodorenko (March 10, 2020). Retrieved on March 13, 2020.
  34. Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Austin Rueschhoff (March 20, 2020). Retrieved on March 21, 2020.
  35. Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Justin Richards (April 2, 2020). Retrieved on April 7, 2020.
  36. Rangers Buy Out Kevin Shattenkirk (August 1, 2019). Retrieved on August 5, 2019.
  37. Ville Meskanen: Hits waiver wire (December 11, 2019). Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  38. Rangers' Sean Day clears waivers (May 13, 2020). Retrieved on June 3, 2020.
  39. Rangers Agree to Terms with Kaapo Kakko (July 11, 2019). Retrieved on July 31, 2019.
  40. Rangers Agree to Terms With Jacob Trouba (July 19, 2019). Retrieved on July 31, 2019.
  41. @NYRangers (July 24, 2019). OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Vinni Lettieri on a one-year deal..
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  43. Rangers Agree to Terms With Pavel Buchnevich (July 26, 2019). Retrieved on July 31, 2019.
  44. @NYRangers (September 11, 2019). OFFICIAL: #NYR forward Brendan Lemieux has agreed to terms on a one-year contract..
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  46. DeAngelo agrees to one-year contract with Rangers (September 20, 2019). Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  47. Rangers Agree to Terms with Defenseman Matthew Robertson (October 8, 2019). Retrieved on October 11, 2019.
  48. Blueshirts' Big Acquisition: Chris Kreider (February 24, 2020). Retrieved on February 26, 2020.
  49. Rangers Agree to Terms with Defenseman K'Andre Miller (March 16, 2020). Retrieved on March 16, 2020.
  50. Rangers Agree to Terms with Goaltender Tyler Wall (May 8, 2020). Retrieved on May 12, 2020.
  51. Rangers Acquire 2019 Conditional 2nd Rd & 2020 Conditional 3rd Rd Picks (February 23, 2019). Retrieved on June 15, 2019.
  52. Rangers Acquire Namestnikov, Hajek, Howden, 2018 1st Rd. Pick & 2019 Pick (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on June 15, 2019.
  53. 53.0 53.1 Rangers Acquire Julius Bergman, 2019 4th & 7th Rd Picks (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on June 15, 2019.
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